What Happened on March 29, 1799

Historical Events

  • New York passes gradual abolition law saying children of enslaved mothers are born free but still owe free service to masters until they are 25 if female and 28 if male

Famous Birthdays

Edward Smith-StanleyEdward Smith-Stanley (1799-1869)

14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), born in Knowsley, England

1799 Highlights

About March 29, 1799

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 223 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries